Long-term production and technology development continue to be important topics for the energy industry. At the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), now in its 31st year, oil and gas representatives convened to discuss the global energy landscape and to share innovative technologies to address current and future energy challenges.
Sharing energy perspectives
To coincide with the conference, a roundtable brought together 20 senior executives of the world's leading oil and gas companies, including Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Paal Kibsgaard, to share insights and perspectives. The roundtable focused on the broad transformation of the energy landscape such as future growth strategies and different models for partnerships across the industry.
Stepping up industry engagement
Schlumberger senior executives were among the featured panelists at the event. Speakers included JF Poupeau, executive vice president, corporate development and communications, on the topic of investment challenges in current market conditions, Demos Pafitis, vice president, engineering, manufacturing and sustaining, speaking about research and technology as a transitional strategy, Jim Andrews, vice president, HSE, sharing expertise on HSE and risk management technology, and Abelardo Antonio Gallo, vice president, operations integrity, addressing the subject of operational excellence and efficiency.
Technologies to meet challenges
During ADIPEC, Schlumberger introduced the AvantGuard* advanced flowback services. These services protect the connection of the hydraulic fracture to the wellbore to optimize productivity in conventional and unconventional wells. Optimizing the poststimulation flowback of hydraulically fractured wells is a significant challenge for the industry. AvantGuard services comprise flowback design and proactive fracture protection that complement fracturing operations.
The company also introduced an innovative diversion stimulation service during the event. The OpenPath Sequence* diversion stimulation service sequentially diverts acid into additional clusters or zones to maximize wellbore coverage, resulting in more precise treatment placement and greater production when compared with conventional methods. The service is the first in the industry to use degradable fibers to suspend multimodal particles that enable sequential stimulation of intervals in acid stimulations.
Supporting the next generation
Schlumberger is involved in the Young ADIPEC Outreach Program. As part of the outreach program, youth from schools across the United Arab Emirates toured the new Schlumberger reservoir and rock analysis laboratory located in Abu Dhabi. The facility features an unparalleled portfolio of core processing and analysis services coupled with advanced digital rock modeling and fluid inclusion technology. In addition to visiting energy companies, the students take part in engineering workshops held throughout the academic year, and during the conference participate in the Young ADIPEC Youth Forum.
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